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Tuesday 19 May 2009
Napier,New Zealand
A visit by the Tongan Prime Minister, Dr Feleti Sevele to Mr Apple's Blyth Orchard at Napier, New Zealand on Sunday, May 17 was an inspiration to the 65 Tongan workers who work at the orchard under the Recognised Seasonal Employers (RSE) scheme.
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Tuesday 19 May 2009
Christchurch, New Zealand
The Tongan community in Christchurch welcomed the Tongan Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele with a community luncheon on Saturday May 16 at the end of a two days visit to the city. Photos by Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 16 May 2009
Christchurch, New Zealand
It was a walk down memory lane for Tonga's Prime Minister, Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele when he revisited his old school St Bede's College in Christchurch, on May 15 during a week long tour of New Zealand.
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Thursday 14 May 2009
Wellington, New Zealand
Tonga's Prime Minister Hon. Dr Feleti Sevele arrived in New Zealand yesterday, May 13 at the start of week-long visit during which he will meet the New Zealand Prime Minister Hon. John Key in Wellington next week, and also give two addresses at New Zealand universities.
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Wednesday 22 April 2009
Suva, Fiji
Many in Fiji believe that Voreqe Bainimarama's intentions are good and are in opposition to the aims of previous coups. …There is division in the political parties, the judiciary, the churches and the NGO community. Your position depends on the perspective you take. By Fr Kevin Barr.
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Thursday 19 March 2009

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There was a moment of panic as a boatload of observers had a close encounter with an explosive eruption on Hunga Ha'apai yesterday, 18 March 2009, when they moved in close to take spectacular photographs of an eruption that is continuing today only 34 nautical miles off the coast of the capital Nuku'alofa. FROM OUR ARCHIVES.
Friday 30 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The discovery of over 50 ancient rock engravings, including stylised images of people and animals, at the northern end of Foa island, Ha'apai, opens up a new chapter in Tonga's history and may shed some light on its voyaging past.
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Wednesday 28 January 2009
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Pacific Islands Forum leaders have given Fiji until May 1 2009 to announce a date for an election to be held no later than December 2009 or face suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum.
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Tuesday 27 January 2009
Suva, Fiji
he Fiji Times publisher Rex Gardener has been ordered by the Fiji Interim Government to leave Fiji this morning, January 27.
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Thursday 15 January 2009
Nuku'alofa, Fiji
The Government is donating FD$100,000 towards the victims of the natural disasters in Fiji as a result of heavy rains and flooding which so far has caused 8 deaths and forced at least 6,200 people to seek shelter and food at the 114 evacuation centres that have been established around the country.
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Friday 9 January 2009
Suva, Fiji
There is urgent need for a national Freedom of Information Act quickly, says Transparency International Fiji chairperson, Suliana Siwatibau.
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Wednesday 20 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The trial of five People's Representatives who are charged with sedition is postponed again awaiting a decision by the Court of Appeal, but a two-day hearing on legal arguments will be held in the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court on September 25-26.
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Monday 4 August 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Visitors to Tonga's coronation enjoyed an afternoon of traditional entertainment featuring joyful displays of Tonga's Masterpiece, the Lakalaka, and other dances performed in a bright sunshine at the Mala'e Pangai on August 2. Photos by Pesi Fonua, Adrienne L. Kaeppler, Peter Poulsen, Linny Folau and Mary Lyn Fonua.
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Thursday 15 May 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Government of Japan will set up an Embassy in Nuku'alofa in January 2009, the Deputy Secretary for Tonga's Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Tevita Kolo, confirmed this afternoon.
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Wednesday 5 March 2008
Waitakere, New Zealand
New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark opened Pacific EXPO in Waitakere City, where Tonga has the largest number of exhibitors.
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Sunday 16 December 2007
Sydney, Australia
I am less confident that the proposal set forth by Mr Christopher Harder will resolve anything in the current as well as the future political situation of Tonga. To be sure, I do believe in apologizing and forgiveness in response. However, to think that an apology from all parties involved in the heinous crimes of 16/11 and a pardon from the King of Tonga will rectify the current political situation in Tonga is unavoidably laughable. -Rev Dr Ma'afu Palu
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Thursday 13 December 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Malo mu'a e tau mo e ngaue lahi hono fakakakato mai e ngaahi ongoongo' ke 'inasi ai e Tonga kotoa pe 'i he fo'i kolope. Ne u fakatumutumu he lahi 'eku tangi he lau e tohi 'a Mr C Harder mo e ngaahi akonaki na'a ne vahevahe mai kihe kakai 'o e fonua'. Ko e me'a malie ko e 'ikai ke u kau 'i he komiti Lao 'a Tonga 'oku nau vakai'i e kole laiseni 'a e motu'a ni he ne u mei foaki ange ai pe 'ene laiseni Lao' 'ana pea liliu tangata'i Tonga ai pe he 'osi 'eku lau 'ene tohi. - S. Moimoiangaha
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Tuesday 20 November 2007
Suva, Fiji
Transparency International Fiji is calling the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation Ltd to make public its recruitment process in the appointment of the new FBCL CEO, Mr. Riyaz Saiyad Khaiyum.
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Sunday 18 November 2007

Apia, Samoa
Visitors to American Samoa for the 2008 Pacific Festival of Arts should not expect to be able to hire or use four-wheel drives or pick-up trucks. with the American Samoa Government putting a tight leash on the importation of vehicles that emit ozone-depleting substances that contribute to global warming and climate change.
Law
Friday 16 November 2007
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Judicial Independence to secure people's rights is a worldwide concern, according to Judge J. Clifford Wallace, a former US Chief Judge who was in Nuku'alofa last week for the 17th Pacific Judicial Conference.
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